Data

General Issues
Economics
Governance & Political Institutions
Location
Germany
Scope of Influence
National
Links
https://library.fes.de/pdf-files/id/ipa/08704.pdf
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
Yes
Total Number of Participants
30
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
New Media
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

CASE

German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Online Forum 2011

First Submitted By Jordan1976

Most Recent Changes By Jaskiran Gakhal

General Issues
Economics
Governance & Political Institutions
Location
Germany
Scope of Influence
National
Links
https://library.fes.de/pdf-files/id/ipa/08704.pdf
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
Yes
Total Number of Participants
30
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
New Media
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

To open up the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to democratic participation, they invited Germans to contribute to their policy on digital society, which would become part of their federal election platform, via the internet.

Note: This entry is a stub. To add content, please refer to the German translation here.

Problems and Purpose

As part of an effort to open Social Democracy in German for more participation, the federal party invited the internet public to co-write part of their basic statement on Digital Society. This case study features a German party's initiative to encourage citizen feedback and participation. Through the Internet, it allowed anyone from the public to discuss and contribute to the party's basic statement on digital society. The results would become part of the party platform, subject to approval through the Federal Congress of SPD.

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Participant Recruitment and Selection 

Methods and Tools Used 

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Influence, Outcomes and Effects 

Analysis and Lessons Learned 

See Also

Online Consultation

Online Voting

References

Article on SPD Website [dead link] 

External Links

German Participedia Article

Ready for Change? The Party Reforms Planned by the Social Democratic Party of Germany  

Evaluating e-Participation: Frameworks, Practice, Evidence: https://bit.ly/2X33js9  

The German federal election of 2009: The challenge of participatory cultures in political campaigns 

Notes

Lead Image: SPD/Dusseldoerf